Garden of Evil1954
Garden of Evil (1954)
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as Luke Daly
as Leah Fuller
as John Fuller
as Vicente Madariaga
Critic Reviews for Garden of Evil
Gary Cooper, Richard Widmark and Cameron Mitchell are variously noble, cynical and swinish companions to a lady-in-distress (Susan Hayward) in Mexico...pretentious, but passable.
By surrendering to the tenants of traditional melodrama, anything Hathaway tries to say about the human condition feels either trite or under-developed.
The character dynamics are what make this tale interesting, and it's never hard to watch these A-listers in their patented roles -- Cooper as the voice of reason, Widmark full of wisecracks and wit, and Hayward exuding fiery independence.
All-star cast, headed by Gary Cooper and Susan Hayward, elevates this Henry Hathaway's B Western
Audience Reviews for Garden of Evil
Classic western tale of adventurers biting off more than they can chew. Some of the dialogues are a bit stilted by today's standards and there isn't much action to speak of before the really decent showdown. It's entirely driven by the characters and has some really pretty matte paintings and unusual filming locations to offer. Only the final message of greed = bad feels so much more forced than the film established earlier. It's also not particularly flattering in its Native American portrayal, but we're still talking about a 1950s Western here.
Average western helped mightily by top flight cast and beautiful cinematography.
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